West Covina’s most famous chimp, Moe the Chimp has escaped from Famous Exotics in Devore, according to reports from the San Bernardino Sun. Here’s the top of their story:
Moe is making headlines again.
On Friday afternoon the chimp, featured in several news stories over the years, escaped from Jungle Exotics, a commercial business in the Devore area.
By Saturday wildlife volunteers and county animal control had searched for the animal in the heavily-forested area near the business.
A privately-owned helicopter circled over the area on Saturday.
The chimp has never escaped into the wild before, and would not have access to any food or water.
For the most part, the animal which once lived in West Covina and has been housed at different sanctuaries since the late 1990s, is a friendly and social creature.
But anyone who comes across the chimp is urged to contact local authorities instead of approach him.
I’ve got an email in to Gloria Allred, attorney for Moe’s family St. James and LaDonna Davis of West Covina. I plan to update the post when she writes back.